Decision making – a series of blogs from Fraser Battye at the Strategy Unit on decision quality

Decision Making Blogs

Blog #1: Better decision making: a neglected route to improvement?

“We pay strangely little attention to the practice of decision making. It determines so much, yet we focus on it so little”

Decision Making Blog #1: Better decision making: a neglected route to improvement?

Blog #2: Two under-appreciated sources of leadership power

Do leaders fully understand their powers as decision makers?

Decision Making Blog #2: Two under-appreciated sources of leadership power

Blog #3: The black hole of the status quo

How can decision makers escape its gravitational pull?

Decision Making Blog #3: The black hole of the status quo

Blog #4: Embrace uncertainty – it’s a badge of honour

Fraser Battye wishes we could embrace uncertainty.  Maybe even wear it as a badge of honour?

Decision Making Blog #4: Embrace uncertainty – it’s a badge of honour

Blog #5: Reaching disagreement

Disagreement is healthy and necessary but are we any good at it?

Decision Making Blog #5: Reaching disagreement

Blog #6: The most powerful question in decision making?

“How can we benefit from disagreement while still moving on? Is infinity a way out?”

Decision Making Blog #6: The most powerful question in decision making?

Blog #7: Should we ‘go with the gut’? Yes, but…

Does intuition beat analysis? 

Decision Making Blog #7: Should we ‘go with the gut’? Yes, but…

Blog #8: Infinity-shaped debate

Does intuition beat analysis? 

Decision Making Blog #8: Infinity-shaped debate

Guest blog: Anthropology offers a strangely familiar approach to understanding decisions

Can we learn from approaching decision-making like anthropologists?

Guest blog: Anthropology offers a strangely familiar approach to understanding decisions